People: Alex S. Johnson, Associate

Alex S. Johnson

Associate

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9687
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Alex S. Johnson is a senior associate in the Real Estate Department of the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice encompasses a variety of transactional real estate and corporate, commercial finance, and land use matters, including acquisitions and dispositions; acquisition, construction, mezzanine, and permanent financings; development projects and entitlements; joint ventures; and entity formation and organizational restructuring. He has worked on over US $3 billion in transactions involving portfolios and single assets, including office, industrial, hotel, multi-family, retail, charter school, and agricultural properties.

Mr. Johnson’s representative clients include: REITs; pension funds; private equity sponsors; investment banking firms; commercial developers; institutional lenders; charter school developers, owners, and operators; healthcare systems and providers; hedge funds; landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations for office, industrial, medical and retail space; solar energy providers; and cities and redevelopment agencies.

Mr. Johnson was named a 2017 Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.

Alex S. Johnson is a senior associate in the Real Estate Department of the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice encompasses a variety of transactional real estate and corporate, commercial finance, and land use matters, including acquisitions and dispositions; acquisition, construction, mezzanine, and permanent financings; development projects and entitlements; joint ventures; and entity formation and organizational restructuring. He has worked on over US $3 billion in transactions involving portfolios and single assets, including office, industrial, hotel, multi-family, retail, charter school, and agricultural properties.

Mr. Johnson’s representative clients include: REITs; pension funds; private equity sponsors; investment banking firms; commercial developers; institutional lenders; charter school developers, owners, and operators; healthcare systems and providers; hedge funds; landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations for office, industrial, medical and retail space; solar energy providers; and cities and redevelopment agencies.

Mr. Johnson was named a 2017 Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California Law School (2008)
    Order of the Coif
    Southern California Law Review

  • B.A., Northwestern University, cum laude (2005)

Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • Urban Land Institute
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association (former)
  • Financial Lawyers Conference (former)

Representative Engagements

  • A private equity company in connection with its acquisition and related restructuring of a privately-held cold storage and logistics company for US $1.3 billion, including an 18-state, 44-property real estate portfolio
  • A privately-held REIT in connection with its acquisition of multi-family residential projects totaling over US $300 million
  • A private investment firm in connection with its acquisition, CMBS financing, and mezzanine financing of an 8-state, 61-property real estate portfolio for US $145 million
  • A charter school developer and landlord in connection with its acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management, and disposition of charter school projects totaling over US $100 million
  • A publicly-traded REIT in connection with its acquisition of a San Francisco hotel and related retail property for US $75 million
  • A privately-held real estate developer in connection with its acquisition and disposition of office and retail properties in excess of US $72MM
  • A developer in a US $41 million construction loan financing
  • Both the developer and institutional investor in connection with their acquisition of industrial properties in excess of US $36 million
  • A landlord in connection with a 35,000 square foot commercial lease
     

Accolades

  • Southern California Super Lawyers -- Rising Stars (2017)